Copper is one of the most attractive roofing materials, increasing a home’s curb appeal and value.
Arguably one of the most attractive types of metal roofing options, copper roofing has become an increasingly popular roofing material. Over time, the bright sheen of new copper settles into a blue-green patina. These colors complement a home and give it a unique, classic look. But it’s appeal does not stop there.
The Benefits of Copper
There are a wide variety of benefits that copper roofing provides to a homeowner. Some of these include:
- Durability – Copper roofing is strong and paired with proper maintenance and repairs, can last up to 50 years or more. Copper is highly resistant to fire, hail, and mildew.
- Efficiency – Copper roofs are energy efficient. Because they reflect light, heat is not radiated into the home. Having copper roofing or flashing installed on your roof can help control heating and cooling costs. This decrease in energy bills typically offsets the upfront cost of having copper installed.
- Weight – Copper is a lightweight material making it an ideal type of roof. Because it is lightweight, it does not put too much stress on a home’s internal structures. This is especially helpful when there is heavy snowfall.
- Curb Appeal – Copper is such an attractive material. The use of copper as a roof or flashing on a home increases the resale value.
Benefits of Copper Flashing
Flashing is a strip of metal used to stop water from penetrating the junction where a roof meets with another surface. For example, flashing is used around chimneys where the base of it meets the roof.
Some homeowners opt to have copper flashing installed on their roofs as opposed to having an entire copper roof installed. When installed properly, copper flashing can easily outlast the majority of roofing materials on the market. However, it is important that only a trained professional should install copper flashing. This is due to the extensive issues posed by a poorly flashed roof.
Could Copper Roofing Be Right for Your Home?
If you are considering having copper roofing or flashing installed, contact Duration Construction to learn more about copper roofs. With the right design and precise installation, a copper roof is an economical and long term roofing solution. With the expertise of our St. Louis roofing contractors, you can top off your home with this classic look, and enjoy its protection for decades.